I am the daughter of a mother with dementia. My mother is in a home. My mother is not that bad (she doesn't go walking the streets not knowing where she is). However I did react like Muriels daughter and could not cope with my mother as she was. I never got any real help from the dementia society and thought it didn't matter because my mother was not that bad so on her good days it was hard to believe she even had dementia. This weekend was pretty bad so I decided to seek some help for the first time in my life and realised that I did not know how to talk to my mother and when she spoke strangely, I took it to heart and shouted at her in defence which I know now was wrong as it only made things worse. I hope you sort things out.